Bobby Jindal repeated the ‘hope he fails’ mantra earlier this week at a $2500 dollar a plate fundraiser.Fred Thompson awoke from his nap long enough to gum on a cigar and add his own amen. Somewhere, Rush Limbaugh snickered…
Meanwhile, across the country, tent cities have sprouted like weeds, the definitive legacy of the last administration, which DID fail–uterly, totally, completely. An administration supported by people like…Jindal…Thompson…andLimbaugh.
You’d think the degree of failure might shame these people into a measure of silence (to their credit, Bush himself and Condolleezza Rice have taken that route)…but you’d think wrong. And I guess it helps to have amedia that’s been carrying GOP water for so long that they rush to the defense of…Dick Cheney.
You know, maybe it’s just me, but when I see Dick Cheney smugly preening about how he and George managed to “keep the country safe” after 9/11–perhaps THE most ghoulishmulligan ever, and of course there are the anthrax attacks so conveniently swept under the rug–I think about the shipwrecked economy, or the trashed Constitution…or 8/29 (i.e., the flood–the closest thing we’d get to a dress rehearsal of some sort of attack)…or the open-ended wars daily costing us lives and money…and I wonder:
Why do they need to attack us again? Bush-Cheney did a bang up job all by themselves.
And the people who supported them–Jindal, Thompson, Limbaugh, et al, should be treated with the disdain they deserve. Their leader, and his system were DISCREDITED…completely. They’ve had enough chances to try again. They failed.
Why do they get treated with any measure of respect?